Oral Health Problems Symposium at Komar University

Title of Workshop: Oral Health Problems 
Speakers: Prof Dr Shanaz Gaphor, Prof Dr Soza Abdul Aziz, Dr Sana Salahaddin, 
Venue: Auditorium (E-Building)
Date : 25/2/2019
Time : 9:30

 

1-      The most common oral and dental problems by Dr. Sana Salahaddin (B.D.S)

Abstract: To maintain dental health, finding out common problems, proper treatment and awareness regarding dental health is a basic concern of a human. Good dental health is essential to improve individual overall health & well-being. In addition, oral cancers and oral tissue lesions are significant concerns. Therefore, personal hygiene cares and dietary modification should be recommended.

 

2-      Halitosis (bad breath) by Prof. Dr. Shanaz M. Gaphor (B.D.S, M.Sc, Ph.D)

Abstract: Oral malodor or halitosis is a condition characterized by unpleasant odors arising from the oral cavity. The aim of the present seminar is to classify and explain the etiology and pathogenesis of oral malodor. Real halitosis has oral and extra-oral etiologies and the pathophysiology involves interaction of anaerobic microbes (mainly) with the proteins present in the oral cavity fluids and contents, resulting in production of volatile sulfur compounds (VSCs). These VSCs, beyond responsible for halitosis, can also initiate and accelerate periodontal disease progression. Thus, this seminar is about the pathophysiology and various etiologies of halitosis, the knowledge of which can help in the improvement of treatment options.

 

3-      Lesions related to removable dentures by Prof. Dr. Soza Abdul Aziz (B.D.S, M.Sc)

Abstract: Since growing the proportion of elderly in the world, so oral lesions related to removable denture-wearing are an important issue. Removable dentures won’t replace the patient’s’ normal dentition so their repeated use can cause lesions of the oral mucosa that may represent acute or chronic reactions to microbial denture plaque, a reaction to components of the denture base material, or a mechanical denture injury, these lesions can cause pain in the mouth while swallowing, speech and mastication.

Thus, in order to avoid oral diseases caused by removable prosthesis, a correct and daily hygiene should be accomplished by the elderly and furthermore dentists should instruct the patients for removing the denture at night and routine follow-up visits for oral health monitoring and periodic assessments.